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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Treasures and Junk


Headed out Friday for a day of thrifting and shopping and of course lunch. I really enjoyed getting out and spending the day just doing something so fun. I love old things. You buy a vintage item chances are you will get your money back or more, but buy crummy stuff made in you know where, then it will end up in the thrift shop.

How about this vintage toy stove? So fun.


I have been wanting an old kitchen scale and found this yellow one for $10. Snatched it up quick.


This very vintage trailer was so fun. It was out back of the store Treasures and Junk in Ontario. You could go inside and see it too. It is deteriorating but still gave a good glimpse of it.


One of my favorite purchases were these mugs from Country General. I love them so much. I said my coffee tasted better out of it.


25 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Amazing trailer. I love the kitchen stove, how fabulous is that. Sounds like a fun day. Hugs, Marty

Art and Sand said...

I was tweaking and moving things around the house yesterday and I want noticing all of the big and little things in each room that I have purchased at Country General Store. It is a good thing I don't live closer or I would be in there all the time and be a lot poorer.

Lorilee said...

Wow, I would love that place.. The toy stove is adorable.
Blessings,
Lorilee

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I have been wanting one of those old kitchen stoves. Have not been out 'hunting" for a awhile. Itching to go to the auction next week.
Great buy on the scale!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I agree - coffee just tastes better out of a fun mug :-)

Cathy said...

I don't know if its me but could not see your photos

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! My daughter picked up an old scale awhile back. I had it sitting on my kitchen counter while she still lived here. When she moved out I found one at a garage sale for $1.00....I picked it up real quick. They make a cute kitchen decoration!

Valerie Smith said...

How cute...ahhh.

Hugs,

Valerie
Cottage Making Mommy
www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I'd jump on that Lake House sign!

Cute trailer.

acorn hollow said...

I love days like that just walking around and having lunch with friends the best.
Cathy

Michelle said...

Would love to have a place like that here. I really like the mug.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You found the neatest things...that mug is adorable!

Mary Clark said...

Love your yellow scale, what a great find! That vintage trailer is just so fun, pink!

Mary

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a fun spot! Speaking of fun spots, we just got back from a week at Cayucos! Rented a house right on the beach and LOVED it! Lookin' forward to going back soon. Fun to buzz in here for a bit and see what's been going on. Your luncheon looked like so much fun!

Debby Ray said...

It is fun going through other folk's junk, isn't it? I love to imagine the people who used the items...oh...if only they could talk!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

elaine-
{smiles} I think the same as you!
Whenever I'm in the mood to shop and want something *new* ... I make it a point to head to the thrift store or flea market... cause I love old things!

Pat

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

After many years of avoiding them, I am learning to love thrift stores. There are so many treasures to be found, it's just the smell that bothers me.

What a cute trailer, love the signage also.

Jen

Sweet Tea said...

I bet some little girl(s) had great fun with that toy stove "Once upon a time". so sweet!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Cute, cute stuff.

Susanne said...

Fun time. We have a place called The Erlin Trader. It has been ages since I made a stop there. I could spend well over an hour just looking around the place. Your scales are cute!
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Tania @ Out Back said...

I so love places like these. Those are some great finds Elaine :)

x

daisy said...

No junk there. Vintage shopping is the best!

pam said...

I love junking and antiquing!!
I go every year for a few days with my mil and sil. We have such a good time. Although this year we hit a deer...no, he hit us.
pam

Stacey Johnson said...

Love love love the scale! I just got one too. Also love the sifter next to it. If I saw that thrifting, it would have to come home with me. :)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

So true. You will get your money back on vintage items but expect less than 1/4 on reselling new items.